Heroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes – November 4, 2020

It has been known which balancing changes had been implemented into Heroes of the Storm. We kindly share with you information from Blizzard.

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Heroes

TANKBRUISERHEALERMELEERANGED
Anub’arakChenAlexstraszaAlarakAzmodan
Mal’GanisDehakaFalstad
D.VaLunara
GazloweOrphea
LeoricSgt. Hammer
MalthaelSylvanas
VarianTychus

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Tank

Anub’arak

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Hive Master [R1]
      • Damage increased from 153 to 165.
      • Healing increased from 50 to 80.
    • Cryptweave [R2]
      • Additional functionality: Upon exiting the Cocoon, enemies take 50 damage over 4 seconds. This damage is increased by 100% for each second that they were inside.
    • Hardened Shield [Active]
      • Removed.
    • New Talent: The Traitor King [Active]
      • Gain 10% bonus maximum Health and 20 Spell Armor. Activate to gain 75 Armor for 4 seconds. 60-second CD.

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Mal’Ganis

Base

  • Health increased from 2450 to 2550.
  • Health Regeneration increased from 5.11 to 5.31.

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Echo of Doom [W]
      • Damage increased from 60 to 66.

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Bruiser

Chen

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Freshest Ingredients [Trait]
      • Cooldown reduction upon quest completion increased from 1 to 2 seconds.
  • Level 4
    • Deadly Strike [Q]
      • Damage bonus increased from 100% to 125%.
  • Level 7
    • Gift of the Ox [E]
      • Damage taken over time reduced from 60% to 50% of damage taken.

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Dehaka

Base

  • Dark Swarm [W]
    • Damage increased from 49 to 52.

Talents

  • Level 13 and 20 talents have been reordered to follow our normal conventions (Q, W, E, etc.)
  • Level 4
    • Lurker Strain [E]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 4 to 6 seconds.
  • Level 7
    • Paralyzing Enzymes [Q]
      • Slow amount increased from 30% to 35%.
  • Level 13
    • Primal Rage [Trait]
      • Damage bonus increased from 1% to 1.25% per Essence stored.
  • Level 20
    • Change is Survival [R2]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 30 to 40 seconds.
    • Apex Predator [Z]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 35 to 50 seconds.

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D.va

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Rush Down [Q]
      • Damage and healing against enemy Heroes reduced from 3% to 2% maximum Health.
      • Damage bonus to non-Heroic enemies reduced from 75% to 70%.

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Gazlowe

Base

  • Rock-It! Turret [Q]
    • Damage reduced from 40 to 38.
  • Deth Lazor [W]
    • Damage reduced from 184 to 180.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Big Game Hunter [Trait]
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds.
  • Level 4
    • Rock It Sock It [Q]
      • Shield amount reduced from 215 to 200.
  • Level 13
    • Superior Schematics [Q]
      • Splash damage reduced from 75% to 60%.
  • Level 16
    • Ark Reaktor [E]
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.

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Leoric

Base

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 109 to 115.

Talents

  • Level 13
    • Unyielding Despair [W]
      • Cooldown reduction while Drain Hope is active increased from .5 to .75 seconds.
      • Cooldown reduction if Drain Hope lasts its full duration reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.
  • Level 20
    • Hardened Bones [W]
      • Removed.
    • Burning Despair [W]
      • Added Crit kickers when Burning Despair deals bonus damage during Drain Hope.
      • Additional functionality: While Drain Hope is active, gain 40 Armor.
    • Shroud of the Dead King [Active]
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 25 seconds.

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Malthael

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Throwing Shade [E]
      • Additional functionality: Death Shroud’s initial impact deals 2% maximum Health as damage.
  • Level 16
    • Memento Mori [Trait]
      • Damage bonus increased from 80% to 90%.

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Varian

Base

  • Health increased from 2116 to 2220.
  • Health Regeneration increased from 4.41 to 4.63.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Lion’s Maw [Q]
      • Damage bonus increased from 5 to 6 per stack.
    • High King’s Quest [Passive]
      • Regeneration Globe collection requirement for quest completion reduced from 20 to 15.
  • Level 20
    • Demoralizing Shout [Active]
      • Cooldown reduced from 25 to 20 seconds.

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Healer

Alexstrasza

Base

  • Abundance [W]
    • Range increased from 10 to 11.5.
  • Preservation [W]
    • Range increased from 10.5 to 11.5.

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Melee Assassin

Alarak

Talents

  • Level 16
    • Mocking Strikes [Passive]
      • Adjusted functionality: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Alarak’s Basic Abilities by 1.5 seconds. This bonus is doubled against enemy Heroes who are Stunned, Silenced, Slowed, or Rooted.

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Ranged Assassin

Azmodan

Talents

  • Talent bonuses related to All Shall Burn will now proc their effects if the target dies while All Shall Burn is channeling on an enemy.
  • This includes effects for Master of Destruction, Cydaea’s Kiss, Hell Rift, and Sin’s Grasp.

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Falstad

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Gathering Storm [Q]
      • Damage bonus increased from 1.5 to 2.
  • Level 4
    • ​Updraft [E]
      • Shield bonus increased from 60% to 70%.
  • Level 7
    • Secret Weapon [Q]
      • Damage bonus increased from 80% to 90%.
  • Level 10
    • Hinterland Blast [R1]
      • Mana cost reduced from 100 to 80.
      • Cooldown reduction when hitting enemy Heroes increased from 25 to 30 seconds.
  • Level 20
    • Epic Mount [Z]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 40 to 50 seconds.

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Lunara

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Blossom Swell [Q]
      • Adjusted functionality: Increase Noxious Blossom’s range by 25% and its radius by 20%. Blossom Swell applies 2 stacks of Nature’s Toxin to enemies hit.
  • Level 16
    • Accelerated Contamination [Q]
      • Adjusted functionality: Reduce the Mana cost of Noxious Blossom from 60 to 40. While at least 1 enemy Hero is afflicted by Nature’s Toxin, Noxious Blossom’s cooldown recharges 75% faster.
    • Starwood Spear [W]
      • Adjusted functionality: Increase Lunara’s Basic Attack range by .5. Using Crippling Spores increases Lunara’s Basic Attack range by an additional 2.25 for 6 seconds.

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Orphea

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Allegrissimo [Q]
      • Additional functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Shadow Waltz by 1 second.
  • Level 7
    • Insatiable [W]
      • Cooldown on successful Chomp hit changed from 1.5 to 2 seconds.
  • Level 20
    • Monster Within [R1]
      • New functionality: Eternal Feast grants 1 Chaos each time it hits a Hero. While Eternal Feast is active, the cooldowns of Orphea’s Basic Abilities recharge 150% faster.
    • Engulfing Oblivion [R2]
      • Armor reduction duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.
    • Final Toccata [Active]
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds.

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Sgt. Hammer

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Maelstrom Rounds [Active]
      • Bonus damage reduced from 35% to 30%.
      • Cooldown increased from 90 to 100 seconds.
      • Additional functionality: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes while in Siege Mode reduce the cooldown of Maelstrom Rounds by 5 seconds.
  • Level 4
    • Barricade [W]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 3 to 4 seconds.
  • Level 7
    • Pulse Detonation Core [Q]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds, and from 1.5 to 2.5 seconds while in Siege Mode.
    • Graduating Range [Trait]
      • Duration between Basic Attack range increases reduced from 3 to 2 seconds.
  • Level 16
    • Mechanical Know-how [E]
      • Shield amount increased from 5% to 20% maximum Health.
      • Basic Attack damage reduced from 50% to 30%.
      • No longer requires the Shield to be destroyed to gain bonus damage.

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Sylvanas

Talents

  • Level 10
    • ​Mind Control [R2]
      • Cooldown reduced from 50 to 40 seconds.
      • Mana cost reduced from 75 to 50.
  • Level 20
    • Dark Lady’s Call [R2]
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 30 to 25 seconds.
    • Withering Barrage [Q]
      • Additional functionality: Withering Fire applies Banshee’s Curse.

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Tychus

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Quarterback [W]
      • Additional functionality: Increase the damage of Frag Grenade by 20%.

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Battlegrounds

Warhead Junction

  • Layout Changes
    • Sewage Tunnels have been added to the top and bottom of the Battleground.
    • The bottom one has replaced the Junk Swarm Host.
    • An additional Sight Tower has been added below mid lane.

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